How do I Build a Website to Show my Rehab Properties?

I love it when I get questions that give me an opportunity for a new post, which is where today’s post comes from.

Here’s a question coming from one of our members: “Since you guys are down with technology, I’m wondering if you have any suggestions on how can I display my current rehab properties on my own website.”

Well, in fact I do have a few suggestions. [Read more…]

TV Interview with CEO, Timothy Smith

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Our friend and fellow entrepreneur/investor Mike Hambright hosted Timothy Smith, CEO of Investway, on his podcasts available at flipnerd.com. On his podcasts, Mike Hambright introduces you to VIPs in the real estate investing industry as well as other interesting entrepreneurs whose stories and experiences can help you [Read more…]

Why Start a Start-Up in a Bad Economy

Realize that not everyone is feeling the devastating effects of today’s market, especially now that the market seems to be on the mend. In fact, some are excelling despite the market. Excelling because they have found a way to think differently and respond differently. Excelling because they are a contrarian.

Below is an excellent article I came across a while ago but still applies today– “Why to Start a Start-up in a Bad Economy” by Paul Graham. All people who have ever thought about running their own business must read this.

http://paulgraham.com/badeconomy.html

 

This article is provided by Investway, LLC. (c) 2013. For more information, visit www.investway.com

How the Shut-Down is Affecting RE Investors

With the government shut down now for about a week, RE investors are beginning to feel the effects in different ways.

Real estate loans are experiencing the largest impact, making it near impossible for any buyers to complete their purchase. The problem hasn’t been the real estate loans that have closed in the last week, because they’ve most likely already had their paperwork in order. The problem is the up-and-coming loans.

Among the biggest obstacles, it is [Read more…]

A Short List of Free Online Email Services

You will need an email account to use Investway to its fullest potential.

If you don’t have an email account yet . . . don’t fret. There are a few free email services out there that will suit you just great.

Free email accounts are great to use since you can create your own account name and password, then check your email from any computer that has Internet access. You don’t have to load programs or use a specific computer. Most online email services include the use of [Read more…]

How Does Investway Provide MLS and Comps Data? Isn’t This Data “Sacred?”

Investway, LLC is a licensed real estate brokerage that works exclusively with real estate investors in the market to purchase real estate. If that’s you, we want your business.

As a licensed real estate brokerage that actively subscribes to and pays dues to your local MLS, we are authorized to access their data feeds, our primary source of data. The difference between us and other brokerages is [Read more…]

Welcome to the New Investway!

We’ve re-invested heavily in the company over the last year; we’ve added some key people to our team; we have plans for adding a lot more great features, and we are on the brink of adding new markets! With that . . . drum roll. . . . We’re proud to release . . . .

the ALL- NEW Investway 3.0
starting 9/19/2013

Here’s a quick run-down of some of the new features you’ve been begging for: [Read more…]

13 Painting Tips from the Pros

It’s Back to School and Work– Is Painting on Your “Bucket List”?

If you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer, you know the value of a simple can of paint for sprucing up walls and revamping tired rooms. But you’ve probably also experienced the love/hate relationship that seems to be a part of painting, so here are a handful of tips that should make your next paint project a little easier and more enjoyable.

1. Get organized: Painting is more than just opening a can and grabbing a brush. If you take the time to gather up all your paint gear, paint, rags, ladders, tools, aspirin and everything else you anticipate needing before you start, the job will flow much smoother.

2. Mark the cans: Use clear tape to cover over the name of the paint color, as well as any custom-formula markings put on the can by the paint store. This will help keep them from being obscured by paint drips. To simplify paint touchups, [Read more…]

We’re at the Mercy of the ISP Gods

Our members request a comp report . . . we send it away at lightning speed, but every once it a great while, it gets “pulled over” on the information highway before arriving in your email inbox.

Unfortunately, our delivery of comps to your email inbox is at the the mercy of ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and ESPs (Email Service Providers) who have a complicated process of trying to prevent unwanted emails from getting into your inbox. [Read more…]

MLS Most Accurate Source of Listing Information

A study conducted by the WAV Group determined that most consumer real estate search engines show homebuyers only a fraction of the homes that are on the market. With outdated information and low accuracy rates convoluting most search engines, the study concluded that the best source for for-sale property is the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service)– available “only”  to licensed real estate agents and brokers.

As a member at Investway, however, you get direct access to the MLS. You can beat your own REALTOR to the deal. There is no middleman real estate agent to slow down searching, analyzing and making offers on real estate. Investway is a licensed real estate broker; we just put our investor-clients in the driver’s seat with instant data and comps at your fingertips. And if you really DO like your agent, you can keep ’em. We don’t require you to purchase your real estate through us.

With an Investway membership, you have real-time, direct MLS access, updated immediately when information on the MLS is updated. For more information and to get a free trial, visit www.investway.com.

Below is the original source for the recent study. Enjoy! [Read more…]